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Old 06-09-2010, 07:58   #1
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How to remove fuel tank, MG ZS diesel

Good morning,

Recently my ZS has started to randomly lose power, and I've tracked it down to being crud floating around in the tank (priming bulb gets sucked flat).

Do I need to remove the tank to gain access to the swirl pot, or is there a service cover in the car somewhere? If I need to remove the tank, how would I do so?

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Old 06-09-2010, 21:19   #2
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God, if only there was a hatch! No, Unfortunately you have to drop the tank. First thing is to run it as empty as you can, then remove the filler neck and breather pipe. The actual fuel pipes are on the N/S and disconnct just in front of the wheel then if you look by the O/S suspension mount you will see the connecter for the fuel gauge sender. Finally, support the tank and slacken the two tank strap mounts until they can be unhooked from the body and lower the tank. Good Luck!!
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have you blown through the lines, you might have something small in the pipework rather than crud in the tank....

I assume you have tried it, but figured i would say summit before you go through the effort of dropping the tank
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Yeah mate done that, keeps coming back though! Getting bored with the taste of diesel now...
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Right, this is getting worse. It looks like it's a right pain in the backside to remove the fuel pipes, argh!
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I dropped mine and had it back on in a couple of hours,

same thing I had a bit of plastic floating about.

once you lower the tank a few inch you can get to the pipes.
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